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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:28 am 
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Greetings,

I am just back from Atlantic City, New Jersey after a fly fishing trip in the salt for the first time. Didn't catch anything, but gave a try with my new 5 wt fly gear. Atlantic City is called the Vegas of the east and has a lot of casinos and that kind of stuff. Didn't spend a lot of time there, but took some pictures to share.

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I however managed to get a small large mouth bass and some sunfish yesterday with my new fly gear from a small pond in the park down the street :D


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Cheers,
Maruthu


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:53 am 
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lure_fisherman wrote:
Atlantic City is called the Vegas of the east and has a lot of casinos and that kind of stuff. Didn't spend a lot of time there, but took some pictures to share.
...Yea rite, we believe you.... :wink: :-)

Congrats on your Bass... looks like the fly fishing lessons are really paying off..Keep up the good work buddy.

Regards,
Madhur.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:36 pm 
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nice show
thanks for sharing


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:00 pm 
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LF looks like you've been doing a lot more than just fishing :-)

Nice catch.

Bops


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Nice catch and nice pics. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:55 pm 
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Nice Pics LF.. I have been to Taj mahal in 2001, but that was in winter (a very cold one)… guess I missed Bikini Beach BAr. [smilie=damn.gif]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

IndianAngler wrote:
LF looks like you've been doing a lot more than just fishing :-)


Bops,

The beach and the city was so crowded, so I moved to end of the beach to a jetty where a bay opens in to the ocean. Actually I didn't do anything other than fishing. I was so eager to try my fly gear in the salt and didn't even enter any of the casinos. However, there are lots of stuff to do when I go there next time :evil:

Maruthu


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A little tip. Never play at Taj Mahal Casino. Donald Trump "always" needs extra dough.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:51 am 
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Hi Maruthu,

For saltwater fly fishing you need a minimum 8 wt outit. A 10 wt is more appropriate.
You are casting bigger/heavier flies, and most times you have to deal with the wind.
Saltwater fly lines are also different from freshwater lines.

If you are planning to get saltwater lines for use in India, suggest you get saltwater flylines with a tropical coating.

On a very calm day, you can get away with a 6 wt outfit.
Also the 5 wt you have looks made for freshwater.

Have fun fly fishing.

tight lines

Makarand


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:05 am 
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flyfisher wrote:
For saltwater fly fishing you need a minimum 8 wt outit. A 10 wt is more appropriate.
You are casting bigger/heavier flies, and most times you have to deal with the wind.
Saltwater fly lines are also different from freshwater lines.

If you are planning to get saltwater lines for use in India, suggest you get saltwater flylines with a tropical coating.

On a very calm day, you can get away with a 6 wt outfit.
Also the 5 wt you have looks made for freshwater.


Makarand,

Thanks for the info. I am about to get my 9wt saltwater fly gear, but there are a lot of freshwater fishing close by, so I also thought of making use of the oppertunity. The 5 wt rod in the above pic is an Orvis TLS Power Matrix rod and the reel is an Orvis Battenkill Mid Arbour III reel. I thought of using this setup for very light saltwater fish, considering that this gear will stand up to corrosion if rinsed with freshwater and taken care after use.

BTW, I had a blast in the stream today and here is a pic I took of a smallmouth bass. For the size, they put up a great fight.

Maruthu

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5 wt rod... for sea fishing... seriously under rated dude.... upgrade your gear man...

pm due to you after the chennai trip... in short... thanks for everything... damn keyboard.....

hope you land a big one....

cheers,
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:38 am 
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indiangypsy wrote:
5 wt rod... for sea fishing... seriously under rated dude.... upgrade your gear man...

pm due to you after the chennai trip... in short... thanks for everything... damn keyboard.....


IG,

The 5 wt is for schoolie stripers and bluefish in backbays and calm waters. Also, I shall use the same setup for mullets, catfish (hope mullets respond to dry flies catfish to sinking flies) and other fish that are in 2 pound range and are in shoals in casting range in Kovalam, once I get back home. I will get my 9 wt set up tomorrow and it will be used for Trevallies, Barracudas and such in home waters, but for now I shall use it for Stripers and Bluefish.

Cheers,
Maruthu


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Hi Maruthu

Agree with u completely in having a 5wt and 8 or 9 wt even for saltwater. Presently I have an 8 wt and am looking to get a 5 or 6 wt to go after the mullet and other smaller shore fish. Have just ordered my 6 wt from .

Have had some great flyfishing last week with over 100 various fish on three different days. Mainly one spot snapper and small trevall. The 8wt was too heavy for them.

Once your hooked on flyfishing its just gets into u.

Have recently started tying my own clousers. You must start that. its great to tie your own fly and catch a fish.

Will be out tomorrow to fish on an incoming tide. Lets hope the camera does not let me down as last time.

Happy Fly Fishing

Carlton


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